Stories tagged: prescription
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Wife disputes doctor’s claim that he gave man prescriptions for liquor to ease broken leg pain
Two stories in The Spokesman-Review illustrated the difficulty of enforcing the state’s prohibition laws. In the first story, Spokane County Sheriff George Reid said that he found evidence that one …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
FDA takes steps to boost generic competition, limit prices
The Food and Drug Administration said it’s taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs on the market in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
Leader of painkiller distribution ring sentenced to six years
The leader of a prescription forgery ring that distributed hundreds of thousands of oxycodone pills was sentenced to 76 months in prison.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases
U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 7 p.m.
Canada approves prescription heroin
The Canadian government has quietly approved new drug regulations that will permit doctors to prescribe pharmaceutical-grade heroin to treat severe addicts who have not responded to more conventional approaches.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 5 a.m.
Antidepressants aren’t just for depression anymore, study finds
Antidepressants didn’t get to be the third-most commonly prescribed medication in the United States for nothing. In fact, says a new study, the medications taken by more than 10 percent …
Sun., June 30, 2013
Parents concerned about candylike pill packaging
It’s a lesson parents often tell their children: Medicine is not candy. That’s why Nicole Ingram was so surprised when her daughter came home from a day at a Coeur …